Now things really get interesting...

The regional finals of the OHSAA football playoffs take place this weekend, and 17 local teams are still alive in the race for the state championships. Of the matchups Friday night, WKYC.com has already chosen where we will go for our Game of the Week.

RELATED: Regional final matchup between nationally-ranked Mentor & St. Edward will be WKYC.com's next HS Football Playoff Game of the Week

As for the rest, we have again compiled a list of each regional final matchup featuring teams in 3News' viewing area, with such squads listed in bold. All games will kick off at 7 p.m. at neutral sites (listed below). Divisions I, II, III, and VI play Friday night; IV, V, and VII play Saturday:

Division I

Region 1

  • (2) St. Edward (11-1) vs. (1) Mentor (12-0) - Parma

Division II

Region 5

  • (3) Archbishop Hoban (11-1) vs. (1) Massillon Washington (12-0) - Akron

Region 6

  • (2) Avon Lake (11-1) vs. (1) Avon (12-0) - North Ridgeville

Division III

Region 9

  • (6) Chardon (10-2) vs. (4) Aurora (12-0) - Solon

Region 10

  • (5) Sandusky (9-3) vs. (2) Mansfield (11-1) - Clyde

Division IV

Region 13

  • (2) Poland Seminary (10-2) vs. (1) Perry (12-0) - Austintown

Division V

Region 17

  • (2) New Franklin Manchester (9-3) vs. (1) Kirtland (12-0) - Bedford

Region 18

  • (2) Orrville (11-1) vs. (1) Oak Harbor (12-0) - Elyria

Division VI

Region 21

  • (2) Mogadore (11-1) vs. (1) Springfield (12-0) - Beaver Township

Division VII

Region 25

  • (2) Lucas (10-2) vs. (1) Cuyahoga Heights (10-1) - Canal Fulton

HIGHLIGHTS: Mentor, St. Edward, Hoban, Avon Lake & Chardon advance to regional finals

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LAST WEEK: Chardon dominates previously unbeaten Streetsboro 35-0 in WKYC.com High School Playoff Football Game of the Week